"This year I personally participated in Teach First Week and actually taught a class myself. It was probably one of the scariest experiences I've had in many years, going up in front of a year 9 maths class, and it really brought home just the wonderful work and the impact that Teach First can have in so many schools, every day."
David Thomlinson, Accenture
"Credit Suisse is a long-standing partner of Teach First and has been consistently impressed with the high quality of teaching and education it inspires among its participants. We are committed to addressing disadvantage and improving education and employability of young people and are delighted that we have Teach First as an outstanding partner in this endeavour."
Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation
"Teach First is a model that works and there's a huge demand from schools for Teach First teachers… it's a brilliant idea and you just need to look at the results to see what it has achieved."
"Deloitte recognises the power of Teach First's Ambassador Community and their ability to make systemic change whether inside or outside of the classroom. We have a number of ambassadors working for us here at Deloitte and their classroom experiences have given them an excellent grounding in leadership skills. Their ability to enter our business whether as summer interns or as permanent members of staff and very quickly make a difference across our business is hugely valuable to us. They are effective agents of social change and we are excited to see the potential this community can bring in shaping the future of education in the UK and beyond."
Deloitte, November 2010
"Teach First is a truly excellent programme that HSBC has been proud to support from the very beginning. We are committed to working closely with Teach First in the years ahead as the programme continues to expand and uses innovation to develop the leaders of tomorrow."
"We are proud to be Platinum sponsors of Teach First, which gives talented graduates the opportunity to develop and apply their employability skills, enabling them as individuals to be more successful. We recognise these attributes as being critical to our success as a firm. Teach First is an incredible opportunity to give something back and inspire others at the start of your career."
"It's difficult for graduates to stand out from the crowd. After they finish their two years at Teach First these individuals are well placed to compete for even scarce fast-track positions."
George Iacobescu CBE, CEO Canary Wharf Group plc, Founding Sponsor and Former Co-chair of Teach First